Quote: Originally Posted by Bart2010
The new laptop has been really unstable, often crashes and seems to have serious system errors ....
I'm wondering whether this could have anything to do with the changes made to registry as part of the process of getting Windows Mail going. Is it possible, or probably not related and the laptop just has some generic error.
It is extremely unlikely the registry edits contained in this tutorial would cause the types of general system error problems you're having. It only edits registry entries specifically dealing with Windows Mail. It has been extensively tested on both 32bit and 64bit Windows 7 operating sytems.
As a quick check list:
1. When running the tutorial, any changes made to the Windows Mail folder in program files should have been made to the 64bit programs files
. The other Windows Mail folder in 32bit Program files(x86) should not have been modified
in any way.
2. Did you have an email client program as default program before enabling Windows Mail? For example, Windows Live Mail, which can interfere with WinMail in some environments. If you have I'd suggest uninstalling it.
3. Did you install any other new programs just prior to the email error message? And if yes, have you tried uninstalling them?
4. You could try running a System File Check, which restores any corrupted system operating files by typing the followng command in the Run
box: sfc /scannow
5. The method shown in the link by mithcell64
is basically the same for saving emails from Windows Mail in the Windows 7 operating system. An alternative manual method
can be used if you cannot open Windows Mail. This method saves your Email folders
in one execution. Click here
for a link to that method, which shows a quick way and manual way of doing it.
In your case you would be saving the contents of the Windows Mail
folder in AppData
in Windows 7, not from Vista
. The data should be saved to an external media such as a USB stick or DVD disc.
Hope this helps.